Sep ’22 Modules

Semester 1 of Level 2 starts on 5th September 2022.

We have started taking enrollments and applications will close at midnight on 24th August 2022.

As per our Hawza Studies programmes of study, in addition to running all the Level 1 modules again, we will be offering the following new modules:

• Principles of Jurisprudence
• Qur’anic Sciences
• Hadith Studies
• Arguments and Responses
• Al-Sahifah al-Sajjadiyah and other Supplicatory Texts

Note 1: To take any of the five modules listed above, it is not necessary to have done any of the Level 1 modules.

Note 2: The flexible nature of our programmes means that you do not have to take all the modules that are offered in each semester. Whether you do the Certificate, Diploma, or Non-award, you can take up to 60 credits each semester (excluding Arabic) and progress through the course at a pace that suits you.

To apply, click here.

Principles of Jurisprudence

Lecturer

Course Description

This module introduces students to the Principles of Jurisprudence (uṣūl al-fiqh). It begins with an investigation into the subject’s historical development and the pioneering figures who helped evolve the discipline, culminating with the era of al-Sayyid Muḥammad Bāqir al-Ṣadr.

The course is then based on the book al-Ḥalaqah al-Ūlā, the first of a three-tiered series of books by al-Shahīd al-Ṣadr. The discussions centre around the principles related to lexical indications and non-lexical intellectual indications, procedural principles, and the resolution of conflicting arguments. By the end of the module, students will have developed a firm understanding of the foundations of uṣūl al-fiqh and its application to the derivation of legal rulings.

Course Detail
Credits: 20
44 pre-recorded lectures, 4 live tutorials
Certificate Students: £200.00
Non-Certificate Students: £400.00


Qur’anic Sciences

Lecturer

Course Description

Qur’anic Sciences (ʿulūm al-qurʾān) introduces students to scholarly disciplines that are studied about the Qur’an. It examines subjects such as the revelation of the Qur’an, its compilation, and its structure. It is different to ‘Qur’anic Exegesis’ (tafsīr), which seeks information from the Qur’an. The module equips students with important insights into Qur’anic study and provides a solid basis for their subsequent studies and research.

Course Detail
Credits: 10
22 pre-recorded lectures, 4 live tutorials
Certificate Students: £100.00
Non-Certificate Students: £200.00


Hadith Studies

Lecturer

Course Description

The Hadith Studies module provides students with an opportunity to rigorously investigate the second-most important source of Islamic studies. It explores the historical development of Shi‘i and Sunni hadith literature and critically discusses how both sects have traditionally classified traditions. The module also examines the various means of conveying and receiving traditions and assesses scholarly views on the origin and impact of hadith fabrication. Significant attention is given to the great hadith collections and their compilers. The distinguishing features of major works such as ‘The Four Books’ are discussed, and the aims of the pioneering scholars that compiled the works are thoroughly examined.

Course Detail
Credits: 10
22 pre-recorded lectures, 4 live tutorials
Certificate Students: £100.00
Non-Certificate Students: £200.00


Arguments and Responses

Lecturer

Course Description

Religious teachings are often at odds with modern culture and sensibilities. This reality gives rise to a number of questions about both the validity of religion itself as well its relevance to contemporary life; questions such as ‘How do we know Islam is the true religion?’, and ‘Are Islam’s gender laws discriminatory?’ This module examines a number of such queries and discusses appropriate Islamic responses.

Course Detail
Credits: 10
22 pre-recorded lectures, 4 live tutorials
Certificate Students: £100.00
Non-Certificate Students: £200.00


Al-Sahifah al-Sajjadiyah and other Supplicatory Texts

Lecturer

Course Description

In this course, students will gain a familiarity with major supplicatory texts, namely al-Ṣaḥīfah al-Sajjadiyyah, Mafātīḥ al-Jinān, and its sources. They will learn about the books’ authors and their purposes. We will explore the layout and contents of the books. Then we will delve into exemplary supplications to develop the skills to engage with them meaningfully, not only as scripts for communication with God and the Infallibles, but as profound guidance to help us to know ourselves and our Creator and the ideal relationship to which we must aspire.

Course Detail
Credits: 10
22 pre-recorded lectures, 4 live tutorials
Certificate Students: £100.00
Non-Certificate Students: £200.00


Arabic Level 1 and 2

Lecturers

Full Option:*
Certificate Students: £400.00
Non-Certificate Students: £800.00

Half Option:**
Certificate Students: £200.00
Non-Certificate Students: £400.00

*Full Option – 8 hours per week, completed in one semester
**Half Option – 4 hours per week, completed in two semesters

 

Click here to see Introductory – Level 1 Modules running again in September 2022

Academic staff

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the hawza system but have many years of experience teaching
English-speaking students from all over the world.

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